Being around certain people could trigger the drinking “learning” in the brain that encourages people to drink more. Photo: Alamy

Why drinking alcohol leads to more drinking: the brain changes discovered by US researchers

  • Changes in the brain that occur after drinking can make people want to drink more when they’re in certain places or with certain people, study reveals
  • Findings could lead to drugs being made to treat addiction that target specific areas of the brain that alcohol affects
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Being around certain people could trigger the drinking “learning” in the brain that encourages people to drink more. Photo: Alamy
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If someone you know or love has depression, don’t be afraid to reach out to them or be around them. Photo: Alamy

How to help people suffering from depression: tips for friends and family to support loved ones

  • Most of us know at least one person who’s struggling with their mental health. Reaching out to them can make a lot more difference than you think
  • Here are some useful tips on the best ways to show comfort and understanding
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If someone you know or love has depression, don’t be afraid to reach out to them or be around them. Photo: Alamy
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